The land is situated within the Bradford Learning Quarter immediately adjacent to The Green Bradford University 1,024 bed Student Village Campus to which it will form a natural extension on completion of scheme. Bradford is situated about 8 miles west of Leeds city centre and 10 miles north of Huddersfield, with good road links northbound via the A658 and A650 linking to Harrogate and Skipton, and the A650 and M606 motorway linking immediately south to the M62. Leeds Bradford International Airport is some 6 miles to the north-east.
The land for blocks A&B comprising Land Registry Title WYK775377 is a rectangular block with 31.5 metre frontage to Richmond Road, and 43.5 metre frontage to both Monk Street and Blythe Street. The site is cleared of buildings and has a tarmac base having previously been used as a contractor’s compound but is now overgrown with plants and weeds. The site boundary is also bunded to prevent access. The land for block C comprising Land Registry Titles WYK283936 & WYK594870 is the former site of The Peel Hotel having 31.5 metre frontage to Richmond Road, 23 metre frontage to Longside Lane and 31 metre frontage to Blythe Street.
The land is substantially overgrown with wild plant and weeds etc, with parts hard surfaced and a redundant brick boundary wall remaining in situ. The northern boundary forms a retaining wall and embankment down to the adjoining land which is currently utilised as a private car park. The total accommodation area is 61,719.00 sqft. Planning: Detailed planning consent was granted by Bradford Metropolitan District Council on 24 August 2011 under reference 11/02570/FUL.